Like many southwest Florida communities, Naples brings together the best of shopping, recreation, and beautiful white sand beaches. But residents here would definitely argue that Naples offers the best versions of all three.
Historic downtown Naples is filled with with high-end shoppes and boutiques. The surrounding areas are littered with championship level golf courses. And this location along the southern Gulf Coast of Florida boasts some of the most stunning beaches you will find anywhere.
It’s actually difficult to find anything about Naples that isn’t absolutely perfect. And the fishing is pretty great too!
Where is Naples?
Naples is located just under an hour straight south of Fort Myers, and about half an hour north of Marco Island. This makes Naples the southernmost metropolitan area along the Gulf Coast of Florida.
There is a small municipal airport located right in Naples, but the closest major airport is located about 30 miles north in Fort Myers. As for local highways, US-41 runs right through the heart of town and I-75 is the closest Interstate.
With Fort Myers and Everglades National Park both so close to Naples, residents have the option of heading north to access the rest of Florida or east to venture into the relaxing wilderness of the Everglades.
History of Naples
Naples was founded by a US Senator named John Stuart Williams and a newspaper owner from Louisville named Walter Halderman in the 1880s.
Many people referred to the area as Naples because of it’s similarities to the city of Naples in Italy, which is known for its waterfront location and mild climate. The name stuck and after World War II the city really began to grow quickly.
Climate in Naples
Being the southernmost Gulf Coast retirement destination, Naples residents enjoy a moderate climate that is a few degrees warmer than its northern counterparts for most of the year.
Residents can expect to see average daily highs in the low 90s during the summer months and in the high 70s during the winter months. Even in the winter months, the average low never falls below the low 50s.
Where to Retire in Naples
Valencia Trails in Naples, FL offers the best resort lifestyle with a magnificent 42,000 sq. ft. Clubhouse where every day new events, clubs, and entertainment abound. Relax by the pool, grab a bite at the restaurant, catch a show in the social hall, or take a relaxing stroll or jog along the community’s iconic trails. The options are endless!
Designed for 55+ living, the gorgeous contemporary style single-family homes at Valencia Trails offer the ultimate in style, convenience, and luxury with spacious living areas, impressive gourmet kitchens, and screened and covered patios to make the most of Florida’s beautiful weather year-round. Come home to luxurious standard features including tile roof, brick pavers, stainless steel and gas appliances, designer tile flooring throughout main areas, rich stone exterior finishes and so much more.
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Prefer to rent for a while instead?
Sandalwood Village is a 55+ Apartment Community located in Naples, FL.
Enjoy easy access to Vanderbilt Beach, the Galleria Shoppes at Vanderbilt, the Mercato shopping mall, Whole Foods, North Collier Regional Park, Off the Hook Comedy Club, the Tiburon Golf Club, and more.
Amenities include recreational walking trails, an outdoor swimming pool and spa with seated patio area, state-of-the-art fitness facility, game room, media center, and more.
One and two-bedroom floorplans are available starting from $1,950/month.